Thursday, September 8, 2011

[digital] V.A. - SIS IS SIS

Artist(s): Matthew Dear, Lopazz, Audiofly, M.A.N.D.Y., Tiger Stripes, Heidi, Siopis, Raz Ohara, The Odd Orchestra; remixes by Sis
Genre: tech-house
Label: Get Physical Music
Catalog: GPMDA045
No. of tracks: 8
Type: unmixed


01. Matthew Dear - Free To Ask (SIS Edit)
02. Lopazz - Migracion (SIS Edit)
03. Audiofly - Fela (SIS Edit)
04. M.A.N.D.Y. - 4+1 (SIS Edit)
05. Audiofly & Tiger Stripes - Hundra (SIS Edit)
06. Lopazz & Heidi - Funkshovel (SIS Edit)
07. Siopis - Penny From The Lane (SIS Edit)
08. Raz Ohara & The Odd Orchestra - Kisses (SIS Edit)


Until the release day I was not aware of this new release of Germany`s Physical Music, so when I first saw it I was just shocked. Why? Because one of my favorite artists, Sis, that I had the pleasure of hearing his live sets in the club, is remixing 8 hits of one of my favorite labels (excellent combination :D). And when legendary names like M.A.N.D.Y., Lopazz and Audiofly are involved, it`s time to turn on your system, hit play and enjoy.

 This is one huge release, in any way you look at it, in both quality and quantity. We`re talking about 8 tracks that last for 1 hour and 20 minutes, and constitute a journey back in time through a label that is considered to be one of the pillars of electronic music. And while we`re talking about pillars, sadly I`ve got to report that Dj.T and Booka Shade are missing from this (their tracks are too good to remix, cannot do any change to sound better ;)).

Sis is a newcomer when it comes to Get Physical, but his skill and experience makes this a very strong entry. Hopefully in the future we will hear original productions of him at this label. The remixes are very good, with a strong flavor of tech-house, served at 128 BPM. From the bouncy beat combined with the vocals on Dear`s Free to Ask, we move to the distorted voices and the tribal drums on Lopazz`s Migracion. The tribal theme appears yet again, but now combined with hollow sounds, on Audiofly`s Fela, while the mandoline sounds offer a more electric perspective on M.A.N.D.Y.`s 4+1. The keys used in Hundra are very sharp but tend to create a dreamy atmosphere, just before Funkshovel, my favorite track from the old GPM100. The vocals are still here, accompanied by a funky beat in a song more than twice longer than the original. Siopis` Penny From the Lane precedes the last song, Kisses, yet again dreamy but very danceable, nonetheless sentimental. To wrap it up, don`t miss this release, and you can find it here:

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